Just east of Mill Creek, I really enjoy breakfast at Buzz Inn, at the Harvey Air Field. The food is the standard breakfast menu. Nothing special --it's well-prepared and portions are generous. I like the corned beef hash. But the real attraction is to sit on the patio and watch the planes take off and sky-divers land just a few yards away.
Buzz Inn Snohomish
9900 Airport Way, Snohomish, WA 98296
Central Market is a great place for food shopping. Great meats, seafood, veggies, breads, etc...they got it all.
Restaurants are a bit lackluster up there, so the good ones take a bit longer to find. Mayuri and Masala have restaurants on Bothell-Everett Hwy. Pho Bothell is surprisingly good for being tucked in a little light industrial complex - I like their banh xeo there. Pen Thai in downtown Bothell is good. Go a little west on Hwy 99 for Szechwan 99 and many choices for Korean. The only place I frequent in Mill Creek proper is Blazing Onion.
Pen Thai Restaurant
10107 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011
In terms of grocery shopping, Central Market would be the leader. The standard QFC, Albertson's, Safeway and Fred Meyer are also in the area.
In terms of restaurants, it really depends what you are looking for. Some good candidates may include Azul, La Palmera, Thai Bistro, Wild Vine Bistro, Clay Pit, Wasabi Bay, Blazing Onion, Sushi Zen, Jemmy's Wok, the Sawmill Cafe, McMenamin's, Calabria, and Thai Rhapsody.
Let me know if you are looking for a specific cuisine, and perhaps I have some recommendations for you.
13206 Bothell Everett Hwy Ste 402, Mill Creek, WA 98012
16212 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012
15021 Main St Ste I, Mill Creek, WA 98012
2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290
1629 Center Rd, Everett, WA 98204
34817 Enchanted Pkwy S Ste K1-102, Federal Way, WA 98003
Once upon a time a few years back, Zen Garden (close to Central Market) actually went through a brief ownership by a restaurant investor who obviously did not study their target market around Mill Creek. They hired some pretty high-end chefs who cooked high-end Chinese food (lobsters, crab, Peking duck, traditional Chinese banquet foods) in places like SF and Vancouver. Needless to say, the area clientele did not support this kind of culinary skill.
But while they were working there for the two months or so, it was wonderful top-end dim sum, and the dinner was out of this world.
Up in that super fake Mill Creek outdoor mall place there's Frost donut.
I think it's the best donut in the around. Better than Top Pot, waaaay better than Mighty O.
Their maple bacon donut is what I think people imagine Voodoo's should be like...
I think there's a Central Market in there too, which is a fun place to poke around. (Although I've never been, I assume it's of the same quality as the one on Aurora.)